Where to watch Stranger Things in the UK
Stranger Things was an instant cult hit when it first aired in 2016, but if you’ve not yet got round to checking out this retro sci-fi/horror show, it’s a great time to dive in because you can binge the first three seasons right now.
But where, and how, can you watch Stranger Things in the UK?
How to watch Stranger Things on Netflix
In order to watch Stranger Things, you’ll need a Netflix subscription. It's a Netflix original and you can only legally stream it through Netflix.
You’ll also need a compatible device to view Netflix, but if you’re reading this that won’t be a problem as Netflix works on just about anything. As well as streaming via a web browser, you can find Netflix apps for a multitude of other devices including smartphones, tablets, streaming sticks, smart TVs, and games consoles. Netflix is also available on the Virgin TV and Sky Q TV boxes.
- What broadband speed do I need to watch Netflix?
Netflix recommends the following broadband speeds:
- Minimum speed required: 0.5Mb
- Recommended speed: 1.5Mb
- SD quality recommended speed: 3Mb
- HD quality recommended speed: 5Mb
- Ultra HD quality recommended speed: 25Mb
Cheap ADSL broadband can be suitable for viewing Netflix up to HD quality (though it may struggle if you try to stream more than one show at a time). For Ultra HD video or multiple HD streams, you will need fibre optic broadband.
In general, we recommend a minimum broadband speed of 2Mb to comfortably use any streaming video service at the lowest quality. But higher-quality video will demand more bandwidth, and you also have to consider whether other people in your home will be using the connection at the same time.
How much will it cost to stream Stranger Things?
Netflix subscriptions start from £5.99 per month. More expensive plans provide higher quality video and allow you to view multiple shows at the same time using one account.
Netflix plans are on a rolling monthly contract and can be cancelled at any time.
You can also get Netflix with Sky Ultimate On Demand, which provides access to Netflix as well as hundreds of Sky TV box sets. In order to sign up for Sky Ultimate On Demand you must have a Sky Entertainment subscription.
About Stranger Things
When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.
Stranger Things cast
Stranger Things reviews and ratings
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
IMDB: 8.8 / 10
Will I like Stranger Things?
Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror which leans heavily on the retro appeal of its 80s setting. It’s packed with nods to the classic movies that inspired its creators, so if you’re a fan of films like ET, The Goonies, Alien, Gremlins, and Back To The Future, there’s going to be something here for you. But anyone who enjoys action-adventure with some scary moments and paranormal weirdness should check it out.
Frequently Asked Questions about Stranger Things
- Can I binge watch Stranger Things?
The first three seasons of Stranger Things are available right now.
Going by past releases, season 4 of Stranger Things is likely to be released in full on the same day, so you can watch the entire thing the moment it’s online.
- Can I watch Stranger Things for free?
The only way to legally watch Stranger Things for free is to sign up for a free trial with Netflix. If you’ve never used Netflix before you’ll get the first month for free, but remember to cancel before any payment is taken.
- Can I get Stranger Things on Blu-ray or DVD?
Stranger Things season 1, 2, and 3 have been released on disc, but only in the US. You can purchase the DVDs or Blu-ray releases online and import them into the UK, but you’ll need a region-free player.
If you’re not desperate to own a physical copy, Netflix is the cheapest and easiest way to see Stranger Things.
- Is there going to be a Stranger Things season 4?
Netflix has confirmed that season 4 of Stranger Things has been commissioned. No release date has been announced, but production has begun so we can expect it to be released toward the end of 2020 or in early 2021.